God loves you sooo much, that He extends to You favor that you do not deserve.
That undeserved and unmerited favor is called Grace.
Grace is something that you cannot earn, you cannot buy, you cannot steal, you cannot reach, you cannot make, you cannot get in any way except by God freely giving it to you.
Grace is Someone doing something nice for you when you do not deserve it.
--For if, when we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. Rom 5:10,11 See Substitute for details.
-- Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him! Col 1:21; Rom 5:6-9 Show me details > Substitute.
-- As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved. Eph 2:1-5 Show me Substitute details.
Grace can be likened to a vessel of olive oil - it pours out without anything able to go back into it. It is a one-way vessel. Grace is hand poured by God alone. God is a Giver that needs nothing in return. However, His marvelous gifts cause the receiver to be transformed and changed to such Wholeness that the whoever receives God's gifts is elated and moved to love in return, the Giver of grace, the Lord God Almighty.
We love because He first loved us. Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You. 1 John 4:19; Ps 63:6
Grace, unmerited favor, freely gives us --
I want to pray for God to save me from sooo much!
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